[Document, 1779 January 03]

 

Title
[Document, 1779 January 03]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, Sarah Livingston (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
January 03, 1779
Language
English
Physical Description
3 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Sarah Livingston Jay's father (William Livingston) teased her that her husband was lazy in writing, before producing John Jay's last letter. Modesty is inseparable from real virtue and is very apparent in his letter. Expresses anxiety for him. Kitty (Catherine Livingston) very pleased with John Jay's invitation to visit and his father's agreement to the plan. Discusses baggage transportation and accommodations. Her spirits were low, otherwise she would not have left their son Peter. She rode to Elizabeth and will go back with Kitty to Parsippany to wait for the Colonel's arrival. Hopes that their correspondence does not eat into his sleeping time, as she fears for his health.
Identifier
columbia.jay.06397